The '68 Revolution in France didn’t mean that deGaulle wasn’t reelected, because he was. In spite of how often we cite the protests today, in some respects they failed, because they were unheeded except by the future. There is a tendency for protests to go down this way.
But Egypt has overthrown its President of 30 years, and we have a new legendary square on the world map.
*walks like an Egyptian!*